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FDR the place for Emory’s birthday bash


Roc Nation affiliate and cousin of Jay Z Emory Jones held his birthday extravaganza Monday at FDR. Although Mr. Carter was unable to attend, a number of Jones’ high profile friends joined him at his intimate event, including rappers Young Jeezy and August Alsina and film director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee. The party of 20 took over the lounge, interacting with other revelers, dancing and drinking tequila and Jay Z's Cognac, D'Ussé. The birthday boy and entourage were there until 4 a.m. when Jones called it a night and a successful celebration.

Will Smith was spotted sharing a casual lunch with friends on Thursday in Zuma’s Sake Lounge. Later that night, reggaeton duo Zion and Lennox were there with colleagues.

Juanes was one of the first celebs to arrive at the Hennessy V.S./Universal Music Latin Entertainment Fire and Ice Latin Billboard Music Awards after party Thursday night at Bamboo, posing for pictures with guests and seen chatting and laughing with David Bisbal. Enrique Iglesias arrived sporting a tan baseball cap and blue hoodie and rushed to his table to catch a performance by Los Rakas.

In town for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, artist Carlos Vives had a light lunch with industry friends Tuesday in db Bistro Moderne's wine cave.

Michael Jordan and championship golfer Luke Donald played 36 holes Wednesday at Turnberry Isle Miami's championship Soffer and Miller Golf Courses, redesigned by Raymond Floyd.

Congressman Joe Garcia was seen Wednesday at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Mary Brickell Village.

After the tragic death of their 7-year-old son Calder, electrocuted in his own North Miami swimming pool, Miami couple Carla and Chris Sloan are amazed by the social media campaign started by family friend Jim Cahill, who managed to make their late son’s self portrait and message of “adventure, laughter and kindness” go viral via politicians, journalists, The Today Show, Good Morning America, celebrities and even Chris Bosh. “We've been so uplifted by his viral campaign, Mr. Awesome,” Bosh told us.

At 8 p.m. on Sunday, NatGeo WILD channel will premiere Untamed Florida, a two-part special produced by the Sloans' Miami Beach based production company 2C Media. The channel decided to dedicate the show to Calder. Donations can be made to the Calder Jacob Sloan Legacy Fund at his “beloved” Lehrman Community Day School via PayPal, or to the school directly.

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